IBM Files Two New Blockchain Patents for Network Security and Other for Database Management


If there is any firm that has jumped head-first into Blockchain, it’s IBM. The firm has, over the last few years, racked up an impressive number of patents relating to blockchain and now, has added two more to the list.

This was made known after the United States Patent and Trademark Office published documents relating to the filings on March 5, 2019.

It can be detected from IBM’s previous moves that they are casting a wide net and exploding the possible use of blockchain in many areas. These new filings are hardly any different. The first patent application shows that IBM wishes to expire blockchain for the purpose of network security. The second patent is for blockchain-based database management.

Details About the Patents

The first application intends to make use of various levels of security to protect the systems in question.

“Securing a data log using monitor security protocols may be accomplished with different levels of security, ranging from low security to high security, and have various combinations of hardware and software configurations,” the filing says, “Low security may allow open access to the event logs while high security may significantly restrict access to the event logs. Protecting the monitored system from hackers gaining access to alter the event logs may require a new type of security configuration.”

In the case of the second filing, it is pointed out that the current database management systems are considered inefficient because they require a lot of bulk action.

By siding blockchain, the process I streamline and much effort is saved in the process.

“DBMSs are typically configured to separate the process of storing data from accessing, manipulating, or using data stored in a database,” the patent document Says,“DBMSs often require tremendous resources to handle the heavy workloads placed on such systems. As such, it may be useful to manage a DBMS using a blockchain database.”

A little bit of everything

If there is anything that can be learned from IBM, it is that a technology as dynamic as blockchain cannot be underestimated in terms of use.

When Blockchain first emerged, it was thought that Cryptocurrency was the beginning and the end of its application. It has, in the years since, defied all expectations and has found use in everything from the supply chain industry to politics to the financial industry.

By casting a wide net, IBM plans to fully explore every possible use of blockchain as it becomes the technology of the future.

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